The Complete History of Music, Part 3: The Early Baroque

The origins of Western music taught through examples, conversation, and context. Learn about music in the Baroque.


What you’ll learn

  • In this course, students will learn about the music that was happening during the Baroque, and the social and political environments that influenced it..
  • Students will learn how early opera was a keystone to Baroque music..
  • Students will learn how songs developed all over Europe simultaneously in Germany, France, England, Spain, and other countries..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 4 lectures • 11min.
  • The Dawn of the Baroque –> 5 lectures • 29min.
  • Opera! –> 4 lectures • 22min.
  • Sacred Music in the 17th Century –> 4 lectures • 28min.
  • Instrumental Music in the 17th Century –> 4 lectures • 30min.
  • French Baroque Music –> 4 lectures • 22min.
  • England in the 17th Century –> 3 lectures • 13min.
  • Spain and the Americas –> 3 lectures • 10min.
  • Italy in the 17th Century –> 6 lectures • 33min.
  • Germany and Austria –> 3 lectures • 11min.
  • Wrap Up –> 3 lectures • 7min.

The Complete History of Music, Part 3: The Early Baroque



This class is for anyone who has wondered about the origins of music, how it came to be, and where it came from. 

In this course we will look at the world during the start of the Baroque period (approximately 1600 – 1750), through the lens of music. This period brings us the beginnings of the Orchestra and Opera, as well as some names you might be familiar with: Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel.

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

Topics Covered:

  • Politics of the world during the Baroque
  • The Affections
  • Harmony, Notation, and Ornamentation
  • Monteverdi
  • Early Opera
  • The Diva
  • Music in the Catholic Church
  • Carissimi
  • Music in the Lutheran Church
  • Schutz
  • Jewish Music
  • Instrumental Types of Music
  • The Toccata
  • Frescobalidi
  • The Sonata
  • The Dance Suite
  • French Opera
  • Lully
  • English Opera
  • Purcell
  • Baroque Music in Spain
  • The Zarzuela
  • Da Capo Aria
  • Scarlatti
  • Sonatas
  • Corelli
  • The Concerto
  • Organ Music
  • And much, much more!

Dr. Allen is a university music professor and is an award-winning instructor. In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a “Mover and a Shaker,” and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

While a lot of history courses focus on memorization, this is a course for those interested in immersing themselves in the music and culture. You won’t find lists of dates to memorize here – this class is designed to be fun and enjoyable.

In this course, we will focus the entire course on the Baroque period.

By the end of this course, if you follow along, you will be ready to win the dinner party with your knowledge of the Renaissance and the unique aspects of the music that was happening during this exciting period of history.

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Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.


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